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Adolescent Suicide Hotline: 800-621-4000


Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline: 1-800-999-9999


Eating Disorders Center: 1-888-236-1188


Help Finding a Therapist: 1-800-THERAPIST (1-800-843-7274)


National Center for Learning Disabilities: 1-888-575-7373


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


Panic Disorder Information Hotline: 1-800- 64-PANIC


Runaway Hotline: 800-621-4000


Self-Injury (NOT a crisis line. Information and referrals only): 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK


Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-800-999-9999

Suicide Prevention – The Trevor HelpLine (Specializing in gay and lesbian youth suicide prevention): 1-800-850-8078

Teen Helpline: 1-800-400-0900

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-HIT-HOME




American Association of Suicidology: Promotes the understanding and prevention of suicide and supports those who have been affected by it


American Psychiatric Association: Organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness


American Psychological Association: Advances psychology to benefit society and improve people’s lives


Anxiety and Depression Association of America: International non-profit organization dedicated to the prevent treatment and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive and trauma-related disorders


ANAD (National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: Oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States


National Association for Rural Mental Health: Professional organization that serves the field of rural behavioral health


National Mental Health Organizations


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: The lead federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America’s healthcare system


AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention): Saves lives and brings hope to those affected by suicide


DBSA (Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance): Provides hope, health, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood



Mental Health America: Nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to mental illness (founded in 1909)


Mental Health Liaison Group: National organizations representing consumer, family members, advocates, professionals and providers


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Nation’s largest grass roots mental health organization


National Council for Behavioral Health: Promotes public policies that support a strong addiction and mental health safety net


National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: National family-run organizations linking more than 120 chapters and state

organizations focused on youth with emotional, behavioral or mental health needs


National Institute of Mental Health: Lead federal agency for research on mental disorders

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress


NCLD (National Center for Learning Disabilities): Improves the lives of children and adults with learning and attention issues


SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration): Agency leading public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation


World Mental Health Organization: Improves the mental health of individuals and society at large



College Resources

Active Minds: Empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.


College Re-Entry: Helps academically-engaged 18-30 year old college students who withdraw from their studies due to mental health challenges and return to college


College Resources for Students with Disabilities: Overview of the legal rights of students with disabilities as well as advice on colleges to attend


I Am Acceptance: Initiates conversations with students on mental health to educate and empower them to seek support


The Jed Foundation: Empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy thriving adults


NAMI on Campus: Campus clubs and FAQs


The Steve Fund: Dedicated to the mental health and emotional well-being of students of color

Online Guides

Drug Watch: Online guide to mental illness that covers anxiety, depression, treatments, and more

Maryville Univeristy: Online guide to understanding a Veteran with PTSD


Children and Adolescents


Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline: Hotline for teens needing to talk on any subject


CHADD (Children & Adults with ADHD): Improves the lives of people with ADHD


The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: Reduces teen suicides through educational training programs


Other Mental Health Organizations


Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: Protects and advances the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities


Change Direction: Changes the culture of mental health in America so those in need receive the care and support they deserve


Emotions Anonymous: People who come together weekly to recover from emotional difficulties


The Joint Commission: Independent non-profit organization accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations

Parity Implementation Coaliton: Fights discrimination against those who seek services for mental health and substance use disorders


Recoveries Anonymous: 12-step program focused on friendship, fellowship, hope and sanity for a full recovery from problems and behaviors


The Starr Coalition: Forum to bring together the leaders in mental health advocacy, treatment and research


TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms): Non-profit organization dedicated to finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

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